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Scrutiny mounts against DOT Secretary Chao over charges of ethical violations

By Overdrive Staff
Posted Jun 14th 2019 3:13PM

Elaine Chao appears to be the latest of President Trump’s cabinet to face scrutiny over alleged abuses of power as secretary of the Department of Transportation.

Recent news reports contend that Chao has used her position to steer large sums of infrastructure grant money toward her home state of Kentucky, which is represented by her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Also alleged is that she organized meetings between U.S. and Chinese officials to benefit a maritime shipping company owned by her family, and that she failed to properly divest holdings in a company that receives U.S. DOT roads contracts...



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